Molecular devices Elisa Plate Readers and Luminometer Paradigm Detection Platform Maintenance Agreement

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Skye Duffner
United States


This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition will be made in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 “Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and solicitation for commercial Items,” as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-NIAID-2031477 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ).

This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07, Effective 08/31/2020. 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219, Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance, with a small business size standard of $20.5 million.

This requirement is NOT set-aside for small business.


The Immunology Core Section (ICS) develops, validates, and performs assays of the immune response to HIV and other pathogens on clinical samples derived from recipients of candidate vaccines; performs sensitive and reliable assays as endpoints of phase one and two clinical trials carried out through the VRC clinical trials program or other collaborators; and develops assays and improves existing assays to better understand the nature of the immune responses generated by candidate vaccines

Description and purpose of the Requirement:
The ICS is seeking to procure a maintenance agreement, on the Molecular devices Elisa Plate Readers and Luminometer Paradigm Detection Platform. See attachment for equipment and serial numbers. This machine needs to be in optimal operating order to perform continuing experiments related to the mission of the ICS.


Please see attachment for type/level of services required.

*Special note: This equipment goes through a rigorous decontamination process every time for PM and repair. The decontamination may shorten the life of the parts resulting in the possibility of replacement parts and repairs needed more often than the standard life expectancy.

Place of Performance: 9 West Watkins Mill Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Period of Performance: 10/01/2020-07/31/2021

*Please include your DUNS number on quote
*Include response to FAR 52.204-26 and 52.204-24 and return with quote

Submission shall be received not later than 10:00 a.m. EST, September 30, 2020.

The government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible contractor as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein.  The award will be based on the following; price, capability to meet the requirements, delivery and the best value to the government.

The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition:

FAR 52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Aug 2020)

FAR 52.204-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services-Representation (Dec 2019)

FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Jun 2020)

FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Jun 2020)

Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Nov 2015) is updated in your SAM record)

FAR 52.203-18 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements – Representation (Jan 2017)

The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition:

FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Oct 2018)

FAR 52-212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (Aug 2020)
*The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting.

FAR 52.203-19 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Jan 2017)

FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)

FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014)

HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (Dec 2015)

By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (

Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from & http: // or, upon request, either by telephone or fax.

Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Ms. Skye Duffner, (E-Mail/ 406-802-6092). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) (Oct 2018)

All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency. 
Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Ms. Skye Duffner at

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